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I worked for a company for 17 years and back in September was told that my position was being eliminated. They wouldn’t guarantee me a job but they would make sure I would get an interview. As an employee of such a big healthcare as part of being an employee we are guaranteed this anyway. They said if I get the job I would have to go through a 90 day probation even though I have been there 17 years. I had just seen them bring in two different managers for my department (LABORATORY) and watched them 2 years before get rid of all employees that had been there for 15 years to 40 years. I was the coordinator for the clinical lab and the pathology lab. I did not trust them not to get rid of me in that 90 day probation time, and loose my severance pay. Now I am getting to the end of my severance. I have been looking for a job since and now is not the right time it seems no one needs help. I am also can’t just work anywhere because I am very allergic to meat so much I can not even cook or touch anything that has had meat on it. My real question is can I draw unemployment after my severance pay is done, they payed me biweekly for 18 weeks and it is getting close to be ending and I am just devestated that they did this anyway still. I have 2 children still at home and just turned 50. So people are not going to be running up to me to work for them. Please desperately need help.

Lawyer's Assistant: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

This is Illinois

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No yet I was just trying to get a step ahead so I wouldn’t be unprepared and shocked.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I only have a high school diploma and no college I am pretty screwed that way but I have 30 pulse years in all insurance billing government and nongovernment.

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Employment Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 1 month ago

Yes, assuming you are otherwise qualified, you would be eligible after the severance pay ended, to apply for unemployment benefits.

To submit your application online, visit the Illinois Department of Employment Security website at this link: benefits.ides.illinois.gov/File4UI/Benefits

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